Wednesday 27 November 2019


The conductor Jaume Santonja debuts on the podium of the RTVE at Teatro Monumental, in Madrid, on Friday November 29. Program: Berlioz, Sibelius and Stravinsky. 

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Vadim Repin

"It would be useless to list the superlative technique of this musician who has his consecration in Paganini's piece. What amazes in Repin is the lightness and power of the sound at the same time, which can remain full-bodied even in the whispered passages, in the impalpable pianissimo of the Concerto for violin and orchestra n. 1 in D major op. 19 (1917) by Sergej Prokof'ev (1891-1953) proposed at the beginning. The Stradivari 'Rode' of 1743 elegantly draws the volutes of the first movement (Andantino)...."

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Pavel Haas Quartet

talking of Award winners, though from previous years, the ever-wonderful Pavel Haas Quartet adds another composer to their magnificent catalogue - Shostakovich and three of his quartets.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

John Axelrod

John Axelrod conducts the premiere of Un romano a Marte, composed by Vittorio Montalti, at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Performances: on Friday, November 22 at 20.00; on Saturday, November 23 at 18.00; on Sunday, November 24 at 16.30.

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Tuesday 12 November 2019

John Axelrod in Madrid

Beautiful success for John Axelrod on the podium of the Orquesta y Coro RTVE in Madrid with Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette:
"One of the great protagonists of the night was, of course, the conductor: the Bernsteinian John Axelrod, who is an accurate and gratifying baton, emphatic when necessary." Scherzo
Tuesday 12 November 2019

Daniel Smith

Conductor Daniel Smith debuts on the podium of the Greek National Orchestra with a concert dedicated to Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. The concert is on November 14, at Stavros Niarchos Hall, in Athens. 

Monday 11 November 2019

Jaume Santonja

Great debut of the young conductor Jaume Santonja with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on November 13. Program:
Rimsky-Korsakov  Capriccio Espagnol , 15′
Montsalvatge 5 Canciones negras , 13′
Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Suites 1 & 2 , 22′
Prokofiev Symphony No. 7 , 35′